Haiku “delivery room:” VLC! (updated)

smallbee2It’s still just a baby project, but a version of the venerable VLC media player has been born under Haiku. Buzzer Cyan Duffy posted news of it to the Haiku developers list group.

The port appears to be destined to run under QT, which means you won’t be able to just download and use it; you’ll need to first download and install the QT environment. But for devotees to VLC’s unique abilities in the area of viewing and streaming movies from one computer to another, the addition of VLC to Haiku will certainly be a happy turn of events.

At present, VLC “builds” and runs, but doesn’t play anything yet. We’ll follow the action and let you know how things are progressing.

UPDATE – 12/14/12

Cyan is making fast progress, and already reports that, as of last night:

Plays audio (fairly reliably)
Plays video (one video before needing to be killed and restarted)
Plays audio streams (seem fine)

Cyan says it’s still pretty crashy, but at the rate he’s going, I’ll bet that won’t last long.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Louis de Médicis
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 12:27:48

    Hello! Has he reported any further progress with this? Thanks for your efforts!


    • dsuden
      Dec 10, 2013 @ 12:30:41

      Hopefully he’ll see this and respond. If progress is slow, it might be in part due to QT, which is still in need of work for Haiku.


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